I am the Director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab; Program Leader of Social Entrepreneurship in the QUT Design Lab, and; a Senior Lecturer in Interactive and Visual Design in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. I am also the founding Chair of the ACM SIGCHI FoodCHI network and Creative Social Entrepreneurship for Women. I am a strong advocate for transdisciplinary research that takes future-oriented, innovative, and co-creative approaches. In my doctoral research, I developed a new conceptual approach to urban sustainability that recognises ‘play’ as the core of transformative interactions in cities as complex techno-social networks. I continue to build on this concept to explore how various forms of digital and playful experiences are created and integrated in different sociocultural contexts; I design such experiences for liveable and equitable urban futures. My current research explores designing novel technologies and services for care across three inter-related themes: self-care and mutual aid; social entrepreneurship, and; co-creative urban transformation. I have collaborated with leading international researchers and published widely across disciplines and given invited talks at major international conferences including the opening keynote at the UNESCO Creative Cities Conference (2010) and the inaugural Global Social Economy Forum (2013).